Turnaround Leadership for Sustainability in Higher Education: OLT Funded Project and Report

Universities play a central role in addressing key challenges of social, economic and environmental sustainability. For this role to be delivered effectively it is critical to identify not only what strategies are most productive but also how to ensure they are successfully led and implemented. This project seeks to apply the proven change leadership framework developed in the ALTC's 'Learning Leaders in Times of Change' project to the distinctive area of effective turnaround leadership for sustainability in higher education. The project is being undertaken in a collaboration between the University of Western Sydney, the Australian National University, the Sustainable Futures Academy and the University of Gloucestershire. It will produce a validated change leadership framework for building Education for Sustainability (EfS) successfully into the core activities of our universities, as well as a package of leadership development resources for use in individual recruitment, promotion, development and performance management activities. It will also document a range of successful practice models.

Author/s: Geoff Scott, Daniella Tilbury, Leith Sharp, Elizabeth Deane Lead Institution: University of Western Sydney Published: 2012

Partner Institutions ANU, Sustainable Futures Academy (Salzburg)

Downloadable Publications & Resources Final Report include: 

  • Executive Summary
  • Recommendations
  • Coordinator's Resource
  • Dean and HOD's Resource


  • A.Final Report
  • B. Executive Summary
  • C. Recommendations
  • D. EfS Program Co-ordinator Resource Booklet
  • E.Dean and Department Head Resource Booklet
  • Turnaround leadership for sustainability in higher education - Project Information
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